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Overview
The medieval village of Saint-Emilion is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular Bordeaux wine region destination. Get more attention from your guide as you discover the secrets of Bordeaux wine and learn about French winemaking and classifications. Enjoy a walking tour of Saint-Emilion, three tasting sessions, and a visit to a Grand Cru Classé chateau in Pomerol.
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12 Cours du 30 Juillet
12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, FranceMeet your guide 10 minutes before departure time, in front of the Bordeaux Tourist office. Departure time is 09:30am.
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12 Cours du 30 Juillet
12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, FranceMeet your guide 10 minutes before departure time, in front of the Bordeaux Tourist office. Departure time is 09:30am.
See address & details
Highlights
  • Three Bordeaux wine tastings with an expert guide to answer your questions
  • Learn about wine appellations and cru classifications of French wine
  • Walking tour of Saint-Emilion with free time to explore and buy lunch
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group of up to 8 near Place des Quinconces in central Bordeaux. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minibus, set out on the scenic drive into the heart of Bordeaux. The first stop is at a wine chateau in the Saint-Emilion region. Tour the winery, with views of the vineyards, to gain insight into winemaking. Learn about terroir, and discover Bordeaux varietals during a tasting. After a second winery visit and tasting, continue to the medieval village of Saint-Emilion. Stroll the cobbled lanes on a walking tour, before enjoying free time to browse the shops and purchase lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). Your final stop is at a Grand Cru Classé chateau in neighboring Pomerol appellation. Peek into wine cellars while your guide explains the complex system of French wine labelling and classification and you sample wines. Your tour ends at the Bordeaux departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small-group guided trip
  • One bottle of water per person
  • Short walking tour of St Emilion village
  • Professional tour guide
  • Three wine tasting sessions
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Free WiFi access on board
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult only tour, children under 18 years of age are not allowed
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Taylor L wrote a review 12 Mar
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Our tour guide, Émilie, was wonderful! Really enjoyed the wine and history. Such a great tour all around!
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Date of experience: March 2020
juliegenn59 wrote a review 05 Mar
Croton on Hudson, New York1 contribution
Excellent trip. Learned so much and everyone so nice. Had a great time. Loved the wineries. Each one very different but unique in there own way. Loved that it was a small group. Only 4 in our group
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Date of experience: March 2020
norifuru wrote a review Feb 2020
Teaneck, New Jersey3 contributions
While we believed we have decent level of knowledge about wine making, we still enjoy the tour. Their program of three wineries (two in morning, one after lunch) is well constructed. We had enough time to see each winery and wine tasting along with reasonable time to recover our
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Date of experience: February 2020
Steve C wrote a review Feb 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Thanks so much to our energetic guide, Émilie, and her choices for wine tours. Excellent vehicle, beautiful countryside, an interesting town , great guide and a little wine...what could go wrong. Winter a surprisingly nice time to go with small groups and no tourists.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Tore H wrote a review Jan 2020
12 contributions2 helpful votes
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It is without a doubt one of the absolutely best trips we have ever been on. Our guide Karim was on time, very knowledgeable, shared his enormous knowledge with passion and engagement. We were also very lucky since it was only my wife and I, so it definitely felt like a VIP
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jackie S
10
Perfect day in Bordeaux!
Lea was an awesome guide. We highly recommend this tour. This was our first time in Bordeaux and she made the
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Taylor L
10
Saint-Emilion Wine Tastings
Our tour guide, Émilie, was wonderful! Really enjoyed the wine and history. Such a great tour all around!
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Paul C
Belfast, United Kingdom
21
Great tour and guide!
We had a great tour of the Margaux appellation visiting Chateau Prieve Lichine and Chateau Lascombes. Our guide,
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Julia K
10
Great Day
Even though we had an incredibly rainy day, we had a great time on this tour. The wineries chosen were amazing,
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juliegenn59
Croton on Hudson, New York
10
Mrs
Excellent trip. Learned so much and everyone so nice. Had a great time. Loved the wineries. Each one very
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Monica W
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Full day Peals of Alsace.
We had a wonderful day touring Alsace region with Florence & companions. Being the only 2 people on the tour, it
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Elizabeth G
New Zealand
30
Excellent Tour!
We had so much fun on this tour! Ange was an amazing guide and we learnt so much about wine and the Bordeaux
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Rocksunny
Zurich, Switzerland
10
Bordeaux St Emilion with Julie
We took a tour to St Emilion in Bordeaux, our guide Julie was excellent! Great knowledge about the region and the
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jmedak
Chicago, Illinois
42
wonderful guide for a beautiful trip
Excellent, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide helped make a memorable day in wine country. The 3 wines that we
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Anna C
10
Fun and informative afternoon
Went with a group of friends on the half-day afternoon tour. We had a great time! Emilie was a knowledgable and
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